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A MODERN BABEL?
CONFUSION IN AMERICA
by Ken Ham
In Isaiah 5:20,21, we read, "Woe unto them that call evil good,
and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for
darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe
to those who are wise in their own eyes and clever in their own
During an interview on the origin of life, the talk-show
host insisted that there was a lot of evidence for evolution--
that millions of years ago life arose by chance random processes
in some primordial soup. Somehow, he explained, life arose from
chemicals. He insisted that the evolution of life was a
scientific theory--but to believe in creation, as I did, was just
a religious idea.
EVOLUTION IS BELIEF
I then began to explain that there were no human
witnesses to the event, and there was no written record. I
explained that we did not have a sample of the original
atmosphere or oceans, and there was no way of proving the idea
concerning the evolution of life. I also explained that in the
dictionary, "science" is defined as "knowledge," and that which
can be "observed and repeatedly tested." I insisted that
evolution was belief--NOT science.
A rather irate professor from a local university called
in to say that evolution IS science because you can investigate
it in a laboratory. He went on to say that one can set up
apparatus in a laboratory to simulate the original atmosphere and
oceans (the presumed original conditions on the primeval earth)
to show how life may have formed millions of years ago. I then
told the professor that in doing this experiment he could never
prove life evolved by chance because he was obviously putting
intelligence into his experiments. He then yelled at me over the
telephone, "we are not putting intelligence into our
experiments!" In a sense, I was inclined to agree with him.
However, I believe the talk-show host (and, I hope, the
listeners) got the point. Even if scientists did make some form
of life in the laboratory, this would have nothing to do with
chance, but everything to do with intelligence. If it took
intelligence the second time, then, obviously, it took
intelligence the first time.
When professors start insisting that using their
intelligence to design experiments can help them understand how
chance and randomness produced life, one starts to wonder if we
are speaking the same language. This reminded me of John 1:5,
"And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended
it not." John 3:19 states, "And this is the condemnation, that
light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than
light, because their deeds were evil."
Even though everything we observe fits with what the
Bible says about the origin of life and the history of the world,
the evolutionists insist that evolution is a scientific fact.
What we observe in the present DOES NOT fit with evolution, but
DOES fit with the Bible. The Bible then must be the basis of
TRUE science. WHY is it that the courts are ruling in the
evolutionists' favor? Why is it that evolution can be taught as
science but creation is considered to be religion in the public
education system? Is science no longer interested in truth?
What has happened is that the evolutionists have changed
the definition of science. It was once accepted that a
scientific explanation was the same as a feasible explanation.
For example, if the evidence fitted with there being a Designer
(God), then that explanation was accepted as a possibility.
However, because many scientists want nothing to do with God,
they have determined that science must be defined in terms of
explanations that can have nothing to do with God. In other
words, an arbitrary decision has been made by fallible humans to
insist that to be scientific, God cannot be a part of the
explanation. The reason for this should be obvious. If there is
a God and the Bible is true, then men and women would have to
obey HIS rules for their lives.
It is not just that these people want evolution
accepted--they want a total man-centered philosophy. And yet the
Scripture tells us that "the fear of the Lord is the beginning of
knowledge and wisdom" (Proverbs 1:7;9:10). Man is redefining
words to make them fit his anti-God philosophy, even though the
evidence is obviously totally opposite to what he is saying.
Don't be led astray by "science falsely so called" (I Timothy
6:20). Don't be led astray "through philosophy and vain deceit,
after the tradition of man, after the rudiments of the world, and
not after Christ" (Colossians 2:8). Help ICR to warn the nation
of America "that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk,
in the vanity of their mind, having the understanding darkened,
being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that
is in them, because of the blindness of their heart" (Ephesians
Woe to those who have redefined science, to those who
want evolution presented as fact: "Woe unto them that call evil
good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for
darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!"